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Monograms 101

The Basics

What is a monogram? A monogram tells a story. It suggests who we are or want to be, puts forth our views on marriage, tradition, and individual identity not to mention the wonderful things it does for walls, artwork, vases, mirrors, and more. A monogram consists of a person's initials — usually a variation on the first, middle, and last name—and much has been written about proper monogram etiquette. To help you get started, we've provided traditional guidelines to monogramming along with a healthy serving of non-traditional ones, so you can make your own monogram and claim your decor.

Single Guy or Gal Monograms

Example: "Katharyn Michelle Brown"

Initials the same size Center initial larger Single initial
{first, middle, last} {first, last, middle} {last}

Married couple monograms:

Example "Katharyn Michelle Brown" and "Trenton Ryan Smith"

Center intial larger Single initial
{wife's first, married last, husband's first} {married last}


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